David Kaden, Senior Minister

Sr. Minister David Kaden at pulpit in black robes and white stole

I’m the husband of a fabulous wife, and the father of two delightful children and two kitties. I root for God’s team, the New York Yankees, enjoy films and novels (especially McEwan’s work), and I love (good) music, anything from Thievery Corporation and Mastodon to the Wu-Tang Clan and Vivaldi.

I hold degrees from Messiah College (B.A.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Harvard University (Th.M.), and the University of Toronto (Ph.D.). In addition to serving as FCCI’s Associate Minister from 2005-2009, I have served churches in Massachusetts, worked as an interim college chaplain at the University of Toronto, and filled the pulpit regularly at the College Street United Church in Toronto. I taught at St. Olaf College, and at the University of Toronto, and was a research fellow at U of T’s Jackman Humanities Institute. I have published articles and book reviews on various topics in the study of religion, and authored the recently published book, Matthew, Paul, and the Anthropology of Law (Mohr Siebeck, 2016). My new book project is titled, Progressive Christians are NOT Mushy-Brained Liberals. I’m a progressive Christian who sees religion as inseparable from culture, so my sermons are peppered with cultural references. I look forward to meeting you soon!